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Super Hussy Media is dedicated to exploring the everyday within black culture, particularly the true lives of young women, girls and families.

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The gyrating, undulating image of AfricanAmerican women in rap music videos and, by extension, on cable television is as prevalent as ever.

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Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College for Women, in the National Urban League's State of Black America annual report.

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For far too long, black girlhood, black women and the black family have been dismissed, ignored or used as the canvas where society paints all of its ills. Black females have become the face of poverty; the face of promiscuity; and the face of all that is negative within the black community and society at large. Black women come in every shade, economic and social class and inhabit the spectrum of sexual orientations.Yet, what we see of black women is that they are either hypersexual booty shakers, deviants, unfit and uncaring mothers, superstar performers, or Oprah (not that there is anything wrong with being Oprah, ahem.) By illuminating the hardships, triumphs, struggles and and complexities of black womanhood, we seek to change the paradigm through which black women are viewed and ultimately, how they view themselves.


the Black women and girls are under siege within their own communities and societyat-large. Not only are they more likely to contract HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), they are at high risk for physical and sexual assault, and death from curable/manageable ailments such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. Every day, popular media bombards black females with the same old one-dimensional stereotypes failing to to be invested in presenting more complex personas. Our most visible form of cultural expression, music, tells them that it is ok to be objectified, subjected to sexist idealogy and behavior, and homophobic. The educational system continues to neglect a multi-faceted understanding of blacks in US. Unless they have a progressive (or truly subversive) educator, black women’s roles in shaping the cultural fabric of this nation are virtually nonexistent. www.superhussy.com

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African American women are much less likely to seek help for mental disorders than their white counterparts NMHA

Black women are more than twice as likely to have abortions than their white counterparts NCHS

Black girls are 34% more exposed to alcohol ads in magazines than girls from other backgrounds CAMY

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African American girls are three times more likely to be raised by a female single parent or grandparent than their white counterparts CENSUS

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Black women are twice as likely to be unemployed as white women URBAN LEAGUE

18.8% of black women will be a victim of rape/ attempted rape RAINN

Black girls are 50% less likely to be considered gifted than their counterparts US ED DEPT

64% of women with HIV/AIDS are black CDC


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Too often, our needs, concerns, struggles, and triumphs are diminished and subordinated to what is believed to be the more pressing concerns of others.

Dr. Dorothy Height, president emerita National Council of Negro Women, in the National Urban League's State of Black America annual report.

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We utilize traditional and emerging media (film, print, internet) as tools for investigation into the lives of one of the most marginalized groups in America. We engage in frank dialogue surrounding the issues of race, class, gender, spirituality and sexual orientation and the roles they play in the lives of diverse black women and girls. We critique the many cultures black women inhabit and navigate. We take a good hard look at ourselves and explore the black woman’s culpability in the roles she (consciously or unconsciously) chooses for herself in society. We scrutinize black cultural production, as well as its responses. We utilize the lives of black women and families, both historic and contemporary as a tool for empowerment. By illuminating the hardships, triumphs, struggles and and complexities of black womanhood, we seek to change the paradigm through which black women are viewed and ultimately, how they view themselves.


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Aiesha Turman, President headhussy@superhussy.com 347.406.2932

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